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Renée Fleming's recording Bel Canto can be purchased at amazon.com, at amazon.co.uk and  at amazon.fr.  It includes arias by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, including music from Bellini's Il Pirata.
Renée Fleming was born on Valentine's Day, 1959, in Rochester, New York.
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"In roles like Strauss's Marschallin and Mozart's Countess, the exquisite soprano Renée Fleming has proven herself a sensitive, vulnerable and lovely actress with the fleshy beauty of an Ingrid Bergman or a Jessica Lange," wrote Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times of Sunday December 22, 2002.
"For sheer technical excellence - tonal opulence, clear projection, evenly integrated registers, steadiness of emission, the capacity to melt a phrase or float a note, the control of breath and dynamic - she rates a straight 10. Such things as the ability to pull at the heart-strings and make your spine tingle can't be so objectively scored, but I can only say that I found Fleming greatly moving in her expression of Rusalka's desolation, spinning a musical line so pure and intense that it seemed to hit some Keatsian heart of exquisite melancholy. I shall never forget it."--from review by Rupert Christiansen at telegraph.co.uk of Covent Garden Rusalka with Renee Fleming, July 2003.

"Still, all the self-conscious fiddling with her hair and her frocks emphasised her detachment," wrote Erica Jeal at

"Fleming may be better suited to his music than some of the composers she sings, but she can fall wide of the stylistic mark. In the famous Song to the Moon she drags and croons alarmingly, and the conductor Charles Mackerras is surprisingly tolerant," wrote John Allison at

Handel Arias, amazon.co.uk

"I believe that marriage should be recognized as a publicly acknowledged legal contract by the states as the formal union of two individuals who care deeply for each other and wish to share their lives with each other. The validity of such a union should not be determined based on sexual orientation any more than it is determined by race or religious preference. The proposal that such a union would be made illegal by a constitutional amendment goes against the freedom our Constitution protects and will not enable us to enter into the kind of dialogue which has produced so much positive societal change in the past."--Renée Fleming, soprano superstar, to advocate.com.
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Renee Fleming's book The Inner Voice:  the Making of a Singer was released on November 4, 2004, and can be ordered from amazon.com.
Renée Fleming's new compact disc Haunted Heart iwas released in the United States on May 10, 2005.  It contains the following songs:

1. Haunted Heart       
2. River       
3. When Did You Leave Heaven?       
4. You've Changed       
5. Answer Me       
6. My Cherie Amour       
7. In My Life       
8. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress       
9. Wozzeck/The Midnight Sun       
10. Liebst du um Schoenheit       
11. My One And Only Love/This Is Always
12. Canção do Amor       
13. Psyché       
14. Hard Times Come Again No More

According to an "editorial review" at
amazon.com, "she drops her voice a full octave from her usual tessitura, and the change reveals a robust gospel-oriented approach filled with dramatic breaths and moans."

The new recording of Richard Strauss' Daphne with Renee Fleming was  released at amazon.co.uk on 19 September 2005, and at amazon.com on 13 September.
Upcoming performances:

July 5 and 8, 2007
Massenet Thaïs
concert performance
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Andreas Delfs, Renée Fleming & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Sacred Songs - Mass: Simple Song (USA)
Andreas Delfs, Renée Fleming & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Sacred Songs - Mass: Simple Song